Ogier's Jersey team has been ranked in the top tier in six practice areas in the new Legal 500 directory.

The firm's Jersey office has been rated as a top-tier firm in banking and finance, commercial property, corporate and commercial, employment, private client and trusts and structured finance.

Twelve partners have been named as Leading Individuals in the directory, alongside eight "Next Generation Lawyers".

Raulin Amy – the Practice Partner of Ogier's Jersey team, who was one of those named as a "Leading Individual" in the new rankings – said that the strong performance reflected a strong year of growth and client wins for the team.

"The rankings published today reflect another outstanding year at Ogier, and our ability to offer expert and commercial advice that gets right to the point of what clients want," he said.

"We have had significant growth in the last 12 months and these rankings reflect the hard work and dedication by the teams right across the board."

Included in the Leading Individuals were the following partners: Raulin Amy, Chris Byrne, James Campbell, Katrina Edge, Sally Edwards, Emily Haithwaite, Jonathan Hughes, Niamh Lalor, Edward Mackereth, Steve Meiklejohn, Julie Melia and Nigel Sanders.

The following were named as Next Generation Lawyers: partners Richard Daggett and Matthew Shaxson; counsel Katherine Neal and Nicola Roberts; managing associate Josephine Howe; and senior associates Sevyn Kalsi, Daniel Read and Claire Smith.